Most folks don’t put appliances up for sale until they are finished using them. Then again, most folks wouldn’t buy a used appliance until the previous owner was done using it. This is a story about two people who aren’t most folks. Yep, just as our headline suggests, momma was frozen in a freezer sold in a yard sale for $30.
Okay, that fact raises lots of questions, but unfortunately only a few answers are available. A Goldsboro, N.C., woman said she bought the freezer even though the seller claimed it contained a “time capsule” project for a church and was sealed shut with duct tape. So, the woman kept the freezer plugged in for three weeks. When she finally peeked inside…whoops!...she found the body of the seller’s mother. The ME determined no foul play was involved in her death, but…
Blue Ribbon Marijuana
State fairs are just starting across the country and will be going on for the next few months. Fairgoers will see a number of competitions like the beef show, largest pumpkins and best marijuana. Yes, we’re not making this up. The Oregon State Fair is starting a contest to determine who has the finest cannabis. “We are doing it 4H style,” says Don Morse, chairman of the Oregon Cannabis Business Council. “You get a blue, purple or yellow ribbon. We are celebrating the plant as a farm crop from Oregon.” No word if there will be a post-show premium sale to buy any blue ribbon weed.
No Burrito Money
We admit, before this story we had never heard of Father John Misty (real name: Josh Tillman). And we’re not likely to rush out and buy one of his albums anytime soon. (Yes, we know, they don’t sell albums anymore.) Father John made a splash last weekend when he turned down $250,000 from Chipotle to sing The Backstreet Boys "I Want It That Way," for Chipotle’s latest animated video.
Father John told the audience at the Newport Folk Festival, "I don't want your @#$%ing burrito money." Chipotle turned to My Morning Jacket’s Jim James and Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard to perform the song.
We guess Asleep At The Wheel wasn’t available.
Whole Foods Disappoints Wall Street
Whole Foods Market Inc on Wednesday gave a disappointing profit forecast and posted its fourth straight quarter of same-store sales declines as competition, deflation and its own efforts to cut prices hit results. Whole Foods has been trying to shake its "Whole Paycheck" reputation of lofty prices and is pouring money into a new value-oriented chain called 365 by Whole Foods Market, which it said had started off well.